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University of the Third Age

Albchiv in Racecourse
I keep hearing of older people in other parts of the country getting a good experience from joining this organisation. Does anyone know whether our local U3A is very active and what is on offer?
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Laurence H
As a volunteer at Landguard Fort I know that we get visits from various groups from the U3A and as they have pe-booked we allocate a guide to take them round rather than simply giving them the audio guides.  If the group is large we will allocate more ... [ more ]

Major's Corner and Mulberry Tree, Ipswich roadworks

OnTwoWheels in Westerfield
I've just seen via the Ipswich Star website that this work is to commence this week. When the plans were originally published on the Travel Ipswich site I raised serious safety concerns about the design of the merge into Woodbridge Road coming from St ... [ more ]
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Cat Washing/Grooming

Andy B in Greenwich
Hi All, We have just been landed with a Cat that its owner couldn't keep anymore and he really needs a wash groom and maybe trim. Pets at home don't do cats strangely so any recommendations??. Don't think he will enjoy it but I really feel it necessary, ... [ more ]
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Interested
What a lovely thread this is ; no sniping or unpleasantness, just a concerned, kind, gentle thread. A good start to the day. Thank you.

Riverside Clinic Landseer Road

Liz H in California
As a local Councillor for Holywells Ward I am often asked about the exit and access to the Riverside Clinic which is always well used in spite of some of the services being removed. We had hoped for a separate 'in' and 'out' for the Clinic and to use ... [ more ]
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Liz H
Thank you all these suggestions are very helpful and I will put them forward to the Officer at the County Council.  Two big signs would certainly help.
Linda C
I have used the right entrance and exit since I have been going to have my blood done, and the signs are on the road very clearly I must add but for all people who don't take any notice why can there not be sign posts at entrance and exit maybe if it ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (2 June)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Free computer advice and support session at AgeUK Ipswich (26 May)

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AgeUK Help Centre, 41A Upper Brook Street, Ipswich Town Centre (opposite Sainsbury's)
Kennedy in Ipswich Town Centre
AgeUK Suffolk and Lxpert are offering FREE computer advice and support to older people. Those browsing at the AgeUK shop in Ipswich Town Centre will have an opportunity to speak to one of Lxpert's volunteering local IT experts about any computer, ... [ more ]

Foxhall stadium

James in Castle Hill
I was at foxhall stadium car boot sale sunday people complain about litter that is left from events on the area, i am complaining about the land mines (dogs poo) that are ignored by the dogs owners ,and for those that make the effort to bag it and the ... [ more ]
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John j
£500 for dog licence how much for a cat licence ? Maybe the licence could go towards the animal shelters that would be overflowing with pensioners pets
Alan H
Fulcrum Top comment at last a sensible unbiased posting to my also unbiased posting. You are so correct OAPs who smoke wouldn't dream of giving up to save probably around £50 a week on fags, saying oh! Ive smoked all my life and Im still here!! Not ... [ more ]

Garden Furniture Wanted

Chris M in Warren Heath
Hi does anyone have any old garden furniture that they want to get rid of also looking for paving slabs , we moved last November and have a huge garden to sort out , thank you for reading.
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Tommy S
I have a garden table and four chairs with cushions they just need cleaning up you can contact me on 01473424639

Lloyds Bank Cornhill Closing?

Buzz R in Castle Hill
Hello folks. Does anyone know what's happening with the Lloyds Bank on the Cornhill? Allsop estate agents have a brochure offering the premises for sale.  I can't imagine this will please many Lloyds Bank customers and hopefully won't end up as a ghost ... [ more ]
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Sylvia M
I thought the old PO/ Lloyds closed a while ago....main branch opposite is still up & running. My son works there & no mentions of it closing so far.
Laurie
The smaller branch (Lloyds Cornhill South) which I believe was previously a TSB has reduced opening hours which are Wednesdays only. This is officially 10am-2pm although sometimes it might open around 11am. If you need to go into the bank on a Wednesday, ... [ more ]

Access restricted in St Stephen's Lane over next three weeks

Ipswich Star in Ipswich Town Centre
St Stephen's Lane will be partly closed off during the evenings over the next three weeks as work gets underway on removing the iconic glass atrium http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/glass_atrium_at_the_buttermarket_shopping_centre_ipswich_comes_dow... ... [ more ]
Martin C
It will be interesting to see if any improvements are made to the pavings in St Stephens Lane. The brick pavers used when the centre was first built have been a problem since new, with areas often breaking up and getting patched probably under the strain ... [ more ]
Chris M
You also have Wilko,s lorries BHS lorries and any one else who thinks that it is there right to park there at least saisburys have there own car park and are not just dropping there car of to go shopping

Off road space

Beth T in Gainsborough
Can anyone recommend a large off road space where I can take my 17 year old to practice her gear changes. The ones my dad took me to have been built on! Anywhere around the Ipswich area is fine.
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Beth T
And your advise was very welcome Diane. Some times we forget they we were once beginners in everything and needed patience from others.
Jeremy C
If you are going to use Makro area at 6:30 I would check status of bridge as there could be a lot of fed up people who have been hanging round since 5:00 to leave off work.  Also what out for the barriers that go down at 7:00.  The area is a lot busier ... [ more ]

Free Topsoil

Laurie in Rose Hill
Hello we have several bags of good quality topsoil if anyone needs any? Ideal for raised beds, pots, planters, borders or even baskets. Free to anyone who can collect (if you're local in IP3 or IP4 we could possibly deliver too). Thank you. Enjoy the ... [ more ]
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Latitude Festival ~ Do you have an unwated ticket for Fri 15 Jul?

Roger A in Ipswich Town Centre
An expensive outing when one simply wants to hear one musician. Thanks for considering request.

give away

Marzena K in Ipswich Town Centre
if anybody needs beds, cupboards,wardrobes I can give them for free because i am moving from my address
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Joe S
Sorry Marzena, the wardrobes are not quite what my son is looking for. The Heart Foundation and the Furniture Project collect furniture. There are also websites you can put your stuff on. Ipswich Free cycle and Ipswich Freegle. Joe

Murray Park

Liz H in California
An update as promised Liz H: Murray Park Friends Group in Ipswich has secured a £50,000 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects ... [ more ]
Roger A
Huge shame that they have had to wait for the development of football pitches of 405 Club in Bader Close in order to release 106 money. I hope the footballers and cricketers will have sufficient room on Murray rec.  Our council does not have a very ... [ more ]

Police On Foxhall Rd (Friday Evening)

Peter E in California
Hi , anyone know what was going on on Friday evening the 20th of May on Foxhall Rd at the house almost opposite Matthews. There were about 6 police cars and it seems like people were being arrested from the house in question . I was driving past and so ... [ more ]

Paving slabs

Jack D in California
I'm after a few paving slabs for a small project in my garden. If anyone has a few spares I'd be very happy to have them.
Susan V
Hi, We have an old concrete garden path which has been broken into slabs about 2 feet square . Quite thick and heavy. Any help to you phone number is 01473 677205,near sidegate Lane. Best wishes, Sue.

Carpenter

Amy B in Westerfield
Can someone recommend a good carpenter to make a bathroom vanity unit for a washbowl if possible.Thanks
Tina H
cmcarpentry@hotmail.co.uk Chris Markham comes highly recommended, lives locally & is a highly skilled carpenter

Care homes

Jo R in Rushmere Street
Can anyone recommend a good nursing home please? It needs to offer dementia care and be in the Ipswich area.
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Andy B
Ormonde in Westerfield Road, Bethesda in Henley Road, Norwood in Park Road, Prince of Wales Care Home in Stoke Park. All are wonderful and recommended.
IEL
Apart from asking on Streetlife you could look at the CQC Website (Care Quality Commission) and key in that you are looking for a Care Home in Ipswich. If I were you I would visit a few if you have the time and see/feel if it is a home where you would ... [ more ]

removal boxes - cardboard

Viki S
Hi I would like some please as we are moving in a couple of weeks? Do you have any that are double skinned (?) stronger ones I think? As we need these type as boxes are going into storage Many thanks
Jenny M
Hi Viki, I am really sorry the boxes have been taken now.  I had some problems with my mobile which didn't help matters. I do hope you find some. Kind regards, Jenny

Missing Cat - Purdis Farm/Showground Area

Elizabeth C in California
We would be grateful if you could keep an eye open for a brown Burmese Cat in the above area.  He has been missing since yesterday teatime, wearing a collar & barrel which will give our telephone number.  Very much a home cat as he is deaf (same as ... [ more ]
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WELDING

Paul G in California
Hi.. Can anyone recommend a welder.. I need some work on underside of my camper as just failed it's not

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Nightingales

James W in Gainsborough
For anyone who lives in parts of Broke Hall and Bixley Farm which back onto Rushmere Common or the Sandlings Local Nature Reserve there are Nightingales singing right now. They are in full song which is especially clear late at night or early in the ... [ more ]
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Caroline L
Last year we had them in the next door garden, in a walnut tree, in Horringer Road, Bury! Urban environments obviously don't bother them. Lovely!

Upper Orwell St closed!

Martin C in Ipswich Town Centre
The road is closed as part of the current works in the area. There was no pre-publicity in the area for this actual closure, nor any indication of how long it will last. However according to the website it should have been closed from 18th April 2016 to ... [ more ]
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Neil P
Ipswich star today has on article Page 2 (bus journey across Ipswich takes longer than train to London), and the planners are struggling to understand why!! I think they should listen to people on here, it may well help them.